Consultant studies use of South Corinth campus

By LENA MITCHELL / NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – A consultant to the Easom Outreach Foundation is in Corinth this week to meet with a number of community leaders.
Michelle Uchiyama of Charitable Connections of Atlanta met members of the Corinth school board during their regular meeting Monday.
She is helping the foundation develop a plan to use the South Corinth school campus when it is relinquished by the school district later this year.
“We have a strategic vision written and now we’re working on the details of execution,” Uchiyama said.
The goal is to establish partnerships and collaborations to extend the work of existing groups.
She met Monday with representatives of Crosswind Ministry, The Alliance and the Northeast Mississippi Business Incubator and has several other meetings planned through the week.
Crosswinds noted some specific vocational areas where services on the South Corinth campus would be helpful, and The Alliance board members said they would like to hear collaboration proposals.
“We want to determine where gaps in service are and how the school will be able to help fill in the gaps and advance educational capacity in the community,” Uchiyama said. “We think there’s a lot of opportunity for that.”
Charitable Connections has a track record of helping nonprofits transform their vision into action, Easom Outreach Foundation board President Samuel Crayton said in recommending the firm.
“We’ve identified some resources that might be applicable and are trying to put all the pieces together,” Uchiyama said.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.